Preparations to revive civilian flights at Marka airport

Ministry of Transport
Ministry of Transport. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Ministry of Transport said that the Jordan Airports Company recently completed one of the requirements for reviving civilian flights at Amman Civil Airport (ACA), by rehabilitating the runways safety zones, according to Khaberni.اضافة اعلان

Commonly known as Marka International Airport, the facility served as the city’s main airport between 1950 and 1983, when Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) was inaugurated. ACA’s operations are currently limited to private flights, which include chartered and diplomatic flights, and aircraft maintenance.

The airport is also considered a center for aviation education and flight training with academies operating inside the airport.

The Ministry of Transport said that work is currently underway on a tender for covering a valley close to the runway to meet the requirements of the Jordanian Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission (CARC) as a requisite for resuming civilian flights.

The Jordan Airports Company (JAC) and the CARC are communicating to accomplish what is required in order to lift the limited use of the airport.

Under a Ministry of Transport plan for the years 2021-2023, the ministry _ in cooperation with the JAC _ will carry out a feasibility study for developing Marka airport and assessing the amount of money needed.

The Investment is likely to be building, operating and owning the airport, similar to QAIA’s which is through public-private sector partnership.

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